Nile River flood likely to be higher than average this year: Irrigation Ministry

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Mon, 31 Aug 2020 - 03:27 GMT

 

CAIRO – 31 August 2020:  The flood of Nile River this year likely to be higher than the average according to the permanent committee to Nile River Revenue Regulatory Committee affiliated with Egypt’s Irrigation Ministry.

The initial indicators were based on the incoming Revenue during August; however, it is still too early to make a final judgment on the type and size of this year’s flood, pending the months of September and October; the Committee said.

According to an official statement issued by the Ministry of Irrigation, the River Revenue Regulatory Committee reviewed the position of the Nile flood, and the measures taken by the Nile Water Affairs Sector and the Ministry's Planning Sector Forecasting Center, including monitoring, analysis and evaluation of the flood situation, and the quantities of water expected to arrive until the end of the current water year 2021-2022.

The statement pointed to the unprecedented high rates of rainfall in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, and the high level of water in the waterway, explaining that coordination is taking place Egypt and Sudan in a framework of mutual cooperation, exchanging of data and information, and joint measurements in some measurement stations.

 

 

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